Always be willing to accept change, to learn continuously,
and to keep a good attitude. Take any kind of computer classes
available. I was very fortunate to have started at BMW in
this job at age 21. But I stayed on my career track, got
the education I needed and some work experience, and here
I never would have believed that I would be making my great
salary and have all these benefits at my age. But my boss
said one reason he hired me was I had such a good attitude.
I think my attitude showed that I was willing to work hard,
be flexible, and learn what I needed to add value to the
company. And take advantage of every school-to-work opportunity
available. When considering the alternatives, I knew that
the apprenticeship program was the only way to go. I could
have wasted my senior year in just any minimum wage job.
Instead, I chose to work in industry and to gain valuable
experience that will go with me for the rest of my life.